Mervy Michael HIST 366-001/ Prof. Moran Final Paper 12/2/14 Topic 2: Protest versus Accommodation: The W.E.B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington Debate Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois are revered as two of the most important figures in black history. Booker T. Washington was born a slave to a black mother and white father. Throughout his whole life he was quite poor and from a young age worked in salt mines. Through a scholarship, however, he was able to study at Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute of Virginia and years later he graduated in 1875.
Living, Eating, and Working as Slaves In the early 1865, slavery had come to the United States of America. Millions of slaves were told that they were free, and therefore many of them had been interviewed to share both of their happy and awful conditions they had during their slavery. The various conditions related to food, living, and work influenced whether or not slaves challenged their owners in the late 1800s. Some slaves were pretty satisfied with their owners but the others had lived the lives that people nowadays could ever imagine. The desire of being free resembled the awful conditions that some of them had.
Assimilation Assimilation, the process of becoming part of or more like something greater. “Prince among Slaves” tells a true story of an African prince who was enslaved in America for forty years before regaining his freedom and returning to Africa to reclaim his position as a prince. Adbul Rahman was captured and sold into slavery in 1788 he negotiated his freedom with President John Quincy Adams was perhaps the most fampus black man in the US. The prince returned home in 1829 where he died a few months later at the ripe old age of 67 a free man and a prince where his heritage began. This article inspired me because it shows where a true free man assimilated into American culture in hope of one day returning home to his native land to reside on his thrown.
Equiano depicts horrifying details of his life. What surprised me the most was how he nearly died because of the terrible conditions on the slave ship. Another upsetting thing was how his African kidnappers took him without mercy. Overall,
Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States, until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through the American Civil War, ended slavery, and promoted economic modernization. He also became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives but later failed in two attempts at a seat in the United States Senate. Although Lincoln is most remembered for what he has done, He was also a loving husband and father of four children. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.
Revelation! Slavery was a big part of the United States around the 1830’s. The whites and slave owners were very cruel to the African Americans. The made them go through long hours of tenuous work with little food and sleep. If the African Americans didn’t obey or perform to the expectations of the slave owners they were viciously beaten.
Even though we bought our way out it was only a matter of time before we were forced to be indentured servants of some sort. Nevertheless, the British wanted the U.S colonies to stay obedient under salutary neglect. Jonathan Edwards preached one of the best sermons of U.S history, basically known as the Great Awakening. At a farewell sermon, he left 25,000 writhing in fear of damnation. The economy was a living reck.
My father is embodiment of the Dike family and worked hard to come to America. My father’s side was always full of hatred and turmoil and it was rough for my father growing up. Despite all that my father was able to bring my mother to America, but the most devastating thing happened. When my mother married my father and by the way she carries the Nwosu name her shoulders as well and another thing both of my parents have in common is that they are both the oldest in their respective families and I commend them for all they have done to unite the two most powerful families to make peace in my village in Nigeria. Like I was saying earlier the most devastating thing to ever happen in my family, is that my parents both went to prison on some drug charges.
Refering to food for example, Cato would eat the same food, and even drink the same wine that was provided to his slaves. Cato owned many slaves, and usually bought those prisoners of ears who were young and still capable of being reared and trained. Not one of his slaves ever entered another mans house unless sent there by Cato or his wife, and when any of them was asked what Cato was doing, he always answered that he did not know, which showed the respect that they carried for Cato. A slave of Cato was either to be busy about the house, or to be asleep, and he preferred the sleepy ones, and that those who had enjoyed the gift of sleep were better for any kind of service than those who lacked it. Cato use to lend money also to those of his slaves who wished it, and they would buy boys with it, and after training and teaching them for a year, at Catos expense, would retain for himself, counting to the credit of the slave the highest price bid for his boy by outsiders.
Ahmed Ahmed 11/23/2012 Racial and Ethnic identity For centuries racism has been practiced by human beings since the beginning of time, and although it has dramatically decreased in this generation it still continues to be done by ignorant human beings. Racism back in the days was very harsh, it even reached the point were Africans were tied up and taken from their families and brought to America to become slaves and do work. All who tried to stop racism and slavery were either killed or tortured. Even the president of the United States Abraham